The Outer View

George Russell Sextet

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Format: LP

Cat No: 66418

Release Date:  03 November 2023

Label:  Soundsgood

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8436563184895

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    180g virgin vinyl limited edition - the complete LP + bonus track. Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and theorist George Russell is considered one of the first jazz musicians to contribute to general music theory with a theory of harmony based on jazz rather than European music, which he introduced in his book Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization.

    His superb 1962 LP The Outer View, presented here, finds him at the piano leading a sextet also featuring Don Ellis on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Paul Plummer on tenor sax, Steve Swallow on bass, and Pete La Roca on drums. Singer Sheila Jordan appears on one unforgettable track.

    "Composer George Russell's early-'60s Riverside recordings are among his most accessible. For this set, Russell and his very impressive sextet are challenged by the complex material; even Charlie Parker's blues 'Au Privave' is transformed into something new. It is particularly interesting to hear Don Ellis this early in his career. The most famous selection, a very haunting version of 'You Are My Sunshine,' was singer Sheila Jordan's debut on records." - **** 1/2 Scott Yanow, AllMusic

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Au Privave
      • 2. Zig Zag
      • 3. The Outer View

      Side 2

      • 1. You Are My Sunshine
      • 2. D.C. Divertimento
      • 3. Dat Dere